Virginia Railway Express (VRE) provides commuter rail service from the City of Fredericksburg to the Northern Virginia suburbs; including Alexandria, Crystal City, and downtown Washington, D.C. along the I-66 and I-95 corridors.
The Fredericksburg Station is also a designated stop for Amtrak. Amtrak has 21,000 route miles in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces. The Virginia Railway Express has a cross honor agreement with Amtrak. This allows VRE multi-ride passengers the ability to use the Amtrak trains for commuter travel.
Fredericksburg Station Rehabilitation Project 2023-2024
The VRE project improvements include rehabilitation of approximately 125-feet of existing side platforms adjacent to both Track 2 and Track 3. The proposed work will lengthen existing platforms from approximately 400-feet to have a functional boarding length of approximately 525-feet, to better accommodate loading and unloading of passengers. Amtrak trains also currently serve this station.
In addition to platform rehabilitation, VRE intends to add a set of stairs at the south end of the station to accommodate the lengthened platform. The proposed stairs (on grade) would extend from the southern end of the rehabilitated Track 2 platform down the slope to an adjacent parking lot. The proposed stairs will allow passengers to cross over Princess Anne Street thus not having to cross at grade.